Against the Odds: An Agile Coach’s journey in helping a Government Department’s move to Agile – Wed 02/17 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST

About this Event

At midnight on November 14, 2016, a 7.8 earthquake saw parts of New Zealand stand up 25 feet taller and walk 15 feet north. A crack in the earth was visible traversing the land for more than 100 miles. A few hundred miles further north, in New Zealand’s capital, a Government Department’s head office was flattened losing 90% of its IT capability overnight.
The department regained control with full restoration in just 12 weeks, but the damage went much deeper and lasted longer – It created hundreds of heroes.
This is my journey as the Principle Consultant tasked with moving the entire government department towards agile. I had no assistance, no position of power, no executive recognition or understanding, and my only weapon was “influence”.
The only time I was more terrified was when I was taken into the country’s maximum-security prison to speak to the “lifers” in the dreaded C-Block.

Guest Speaker: Steve Peacocke

Steve brings real-life context with multiple teams, leaders, and multiple frameworks. Steve’s background spans 30 + years’ successful consulting to international organizations on corporate change with significant experience leading teams from Senior Developer through Development Manager, Program Manager, and on to CIO and Acting COO for 300+ reports. Now Founder and CEO of DragonsArm, an agile training organization based in New Zealand but delivering to multiple international locations.

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